Grand Hotel Sitea: an icon of Turin history and tradition.
A milestone in the history of the hôtellerie in the region, and a reference point in the luxury architecture of 20th century‘s Turin, the Grand Hotel Sitea, on September 2010, celebrated its 85th year of business, and in 2001 it was assigned with the very prestigious award of “Locale storico d’Italia” – “Italian historic place”, thus entering the Association as a member.
Developed behind the scenes at Via Carlo Alberto and behind the façade of a building whose original appearance has undergone numerous changes over the years, the Sitea – as it is familiarly known – stays true to its past. The hotel, with a great family tradition, blends together the modern and the old; closed for business only in 1944 and 1945 (due to war reasons), it has always been participating in the cultural and social evolution of the town. Many celebrities and less-known but longstanding guests have passed through its hallways and rooms, almost constantly renovated and rejuvenated. Nobel Prize-winners and international renown writers, musicians such as Louis Armstrong and show business personalities – all of whom have contributed to make the Sitea a household name.
An actual appeal for those who, be it for business or pleasure, stay beneath the Mole Antonelliana and decide to give Turin more than just a passing glance.